The West Somerset Steam Railway Trust is pleased to announce the appointment of Steve Williams as its first Vice Chairman. Steve will combine this role with his existing responsibilities as Company Secretary, in leading on implementation of the Trust’s Business Plan and as project lead for the Gauge Museum project with its £40,000 contribution from the National Heritage Lottery Fund.
Steve has been a volunteer with the WSR for 10 years and was formerly the PLC’s Business Planning Director until he stepped down in June 2017.
Welcoming him to the new post, Steam Trust Chairman, Chris Austin said:
“The growing workload of the Trust and the scope of the business and fundraising plans, together with the determination to make them a reality, means that there is a real need for a vice chairman to share the work. Steve is ideally qualified for this role, and I am delighted to welcome him to the post.
“The Trust’s role in supporting the railway through the new education and learning opportunities it offers, through the museums and through historic carriage restoration has brought more visitors and more volunteers, so increasing our capability as a management team is now essential.”